Period
to 21 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 429 452
Rank change year-on-year -16 +23 -79
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 1131 1377 1447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.70% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.78% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 887 1021 1218
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £27,650 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158275 175507 192436
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.06% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 125523 146398 157190
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing.

Salary trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 1088 £45,000 +4.65% 36
UK excluding London -21 694 £40,000 - 28
London +3 402 £52,500 +5.00% 8
South East -5 230 £40,000 -11.11% 7
North of England -44 142 £35,000 - 10
South West -4 117 £40,000 -6.98% 4
East of England +25 102 £43,500 +8.75% 1
North West -22 83 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Midlands -41 76 £40,000 +14.29% 4
West Midlands -46 53 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Yorkshire -18 50 £35,000 +7.69% 5
East Midlands +15 22 £38,500 +14.07% 1
Scotland +7 20 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North East +20 9 £35,000 - 1
Wales +8 5 £25,000 -5.66%
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for System Testing.

1 410 (36.25%) SQL
2 407 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
3 357 (31.56%) Test Automation
4 328 (29.00%) Finance
5 248 (21.93%) .NET
6 244 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 228 (20.16%) SQL Server
8 213 (18.83%) Oracle
9 211 (18.66%) Microsoft
10 201 (17.77%) Java
11 200 (17.68%) QA
12 188 (16.62%) C#
13 182 (16.09%) JavaScript
14 175 (15.47%) SDLC
15 174 (15.38%) Unit Testing
16 173 (15.30%) Degree
17 165 (14.59%) HTML
18 160 (14.15%) XML
19 156 (13.79%) Integration Testing
20 151 (13.35%) Regression Testing
21 149 (13.17%) Scrum
22 146 (12.91%) Windows
23 145 (12.82%) Selenium
23 145 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
24 143 (12.64%) MVC
25 135 (11.94%) Team Foundation Server
26 132 (11.67%) ISEB
27 131 (11.58%) ISTQB
28 126 (11.14%) CSS
29 125 (11.05%) PL/SQL

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
2 27 (2.39%) Tomcat
3 25 (2.21%) IIS
4 19 (1.68%) DNN
4 19 (1.68%) Documentum
4 19 (1.68%) JBoss
4 19 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 14 (1.24%) Jetty
5 14 (1.24%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.88%) Apache
7 10 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.62%) Confluence
8 7 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.53%) Oracle UPK
10 5 (0.44%) NetWeaver
11 4 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.35%) GemFire
Applications
1 92 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.088%) InDesign
7 1 (0.088%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 67 (5.92%) Oracle EBS
2 55 (4.86%) SAP CO
2 55 (4.86%) SAP FI
2 55 (4.86%) SAP FI/CO
3 45 (3.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 38 (3.36%) Oracle Retail
5 33 (2.92%) Oracle 11i
6 32 (2.83%) SAP S/4HANA
7 30 (2.65%) Oracle HRMS
7 30 (2.65%) Oracle Payroll
8 23 (2.03%) Oracle Financials
9 19 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
10 18 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
10 18 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
10 18 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
11 17 (1.50%) Hyperion Planning
11 17 (1.50%) Oracle Assets
11 17 (1.50%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 12 (1.06%) Cognos TM1
13 11 (0.97%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.50%) SaaS
5 13 (1.15%) GitHub
6 7 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 6 (0.53%) PaaS
7 6 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.35%) Force.com
10 3 (0.27%) Google Play
10 3 (0.27%) Office 365
11 2 (0.18%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.088%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.088%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.56%) HTTP
2 26 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.59%) Internet
4 15 (1.33%) VoIP
5 14 (1.24%) Wireless
6 12 (1.06%) Intranet
7 9 (0.80%) AMQP
8 5 (0.44%) FTP
8 5 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.35%) Firewall
9 4 (0.35%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.35%) SMS
10 3 (0.27%) 3G
10 3 (0.27%) 4G
10 3 (0.27%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.27%) LDAP
11 2 (0.18%) SSH
11 2 (0.18%) VXLAN
12 1 (0.088%) LAN
12 1 (0.088%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 57 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 56 (4.95%) Hadoop
4 49 (4.33%) MySQL
5 44 (3.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 40 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
8 27 (2.39%) SQLPlus
9 26 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
10 25 (2.21%) NoSQL
11 24 (2.12%) Relational Database
12 23 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
12 23 (2.03%) Essbase
13 20 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
13 20 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 19 (1.68%) MongoDB
15 17 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (1.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 145 (12.82%) Selenium
2 135 (11.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 95 (8.40%) Visual Studio
4 78 (6.90%) JIRA
5 72 (6.37%) Git (software)
6 65 (5.75%) Jenkins
7 40 (3.54%) HP UFT
8 39 (3.45%) Subversion
9 37 (3.27%) SoapUI
10 36 (3.18%) Cucumber
11 25 (2.21%) WebDriver
11 25 (2.21%) Zephyr
12 24 (2.12%) SpecFlow
13 18 (1.59%) FitNesse
14 16 (1.41%) Android Studio
15 15 (1.33%) InstallShield
16 14 (1.24%) Oracle APEX
16 14 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
17 13 (1.15%) JUnit
17 13 (1.15%) Xcode
General
1 328 (29.00%) Finance
2 79 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 68 (6.01%) General Ledger
4 66 (5.84%) Banking
4 66 (5.84%) Retail
5 34 (3.01%) Legal
6 29 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 29 (2.56%) Marketing
7 25 (2.21%) Financial Institution
8 23 (2.03%) Electronics
9 17 (1.50%) Aerospace
10 16 (1.41%) Advertising
11 15 (1.33%) Automotive
11 15 (1.33%) Front Office
12 14 (1.24%) Back Office
13 11 (0.97%) Law
14 9 (0.80%) Billing
14 9 (0.80%) Games
14 9 (0.80%) Military
14 9 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 375 (33.16%) Analyst
2 304 (26.88%) Developer
3 179 (15.83%) Test Analyst
4 114 (10.08%) Consultant
5 75 (6.63%) SAP Consultant
6 74 (6.54%) Architect
7 70 (6.19%) C# Developer
8 69 (6.10%) Java Developer
9 68 (6.01%) Business Analyst
10 67 (5.92%) Tester
11 64 (5.66%) .NET Developer
12 55 (4.86%) Test Manager
13 53 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
14 49 (4.33%) Oracle Analyst
15 46 (4.07%) Test Engineer
16 42 (3.71%) Senior Developer
17 41 (3.63%) Support Analyst
18 35 (3.09%) Software Developer
19 33 (2.92%) Oracle Developer
20 32 (2.83%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (21.93%) .NET
2 165 (14.59%) HTML
3 160 (14.15%) XML
4 126 (11.14%) CSS
5 116 (10.26%) ASP.NET
6 103 (9.11%) Web Services
7 92 (8.13%) SOAP
8 82 (7.25%) AngularJS
8 82 (7.25%) jQuery
9 64 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 63 (5.57%) WCF
11 59 (5.22%) JSON
12 56 (4.95%) HTML5
13 53 (4.69%) REST
14 51 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web API
15 48 (4.24%) WPF
16 39 (3.45%) Gherkin
17 34 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 33 (2.92%) .NET Framework
18 33 (2.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 145 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.92%) Computer Science
3 59 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 56 (4.95%) Mobile App
5 39 (3.45%) Data Structures
6 35 (3.09%) NHS
7 32 (2.83%) Client/Server
8 31 (2.74%) Virtual Team
9 30 (2.65%) Algorithms
10 29 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (2.30%) User Experience
12 25 (2.21%) N-Tier
13 17 (1.50%) Fixed Income
13 17 (1.50%) Smart Meter
14 15 (1.33%) Digital Currency
15 14 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
16 7 (0.62%) Equities
16 7 (0.62%) iPad
16 7 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 146 (12.91%) Windows
2 110 (9.73%) Linux
3 87 (7.69%) Unix
4 76 (6.72%) Android
5 70 (6.19%) Apple iOS
6 35 (3.09%) Windows Server
7 26 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.86%) Solaris
10 11 (0.97%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.97%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
11 9 (0.80%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.35%) CentOS
12 4 (0.35%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.088%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (35.99%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (31.56%) Test Automation
3 244 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 175 (15.47%) SDLC
5 174 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 156 (13.79%) Integration Testing
7 151 (13.35%) Regression Testing
8 149 (13.17%) Scrum
9 143 (12.64%) MVC
10 125 (11.05%) Test Strategy
11 118 (10.43%) Test Scripting
12 107 (9.46%) Migration
13 106 (9.37%) Software Testing
14 102 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
15 101 (8.93%) Software Engineering
16 94 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
17 90 (7.96%) Project Management
18 87 (7.69%) Functional Testing
19 86 (7.60%) BDD
19 86 (7.60%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 410 (36.25%) SQL
2 201 (17.77%) Java
3 188 (16.62%) C#
4 182 (16.09%) JavaScript
5 125 (11.05%) PL/SQL
6 72 (6.37%) C++
7 58 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 53 (4.69%) C
9 52 (4.60%) Python
9 52 (4.60%) VB.NET
10 44 (3.89%) Ruby
11 33 (2.92%) PHP
12 32 (2.83%) Shell Script
13 27 (2.39%) VBScript
14 24 (2.12%) Scala
14 24 (2.12%) VBA
15 22 (1.95%) Objective-C
15 22 (1.95%) Perl
15 22 (1.95%) VB
16 20 (1.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 173 (15.30%) Degree
2 132 (11.67%) ISEB
3 131 (11.58%) ISTQB
4 57 (5.04%) Security Cleared
5 56 (4.95%) SC Cleared
6 43 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (0.88%) PhD
10 5 (0.44%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.27%) CBAP
12 3 (0.27%) PMP
13 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.088%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (17.68%) QA
2 20 (1.77%) SLA
3 9 (0.80%) PMO
4 6 (0.53%) MiFID
5 5 (0.44%) COBIT
5 5 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.35%) HL7
6 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.088%) ECSS
8 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.59%) Docker
3 10 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.88%) Firmware
3 10 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.62%) HDFS
5 4 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.088%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.088%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (1.41%) Ansible
2 12 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (1.06%) Puppet
3 11 (0.97%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.088%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.088%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.088%) Salt
4 1 (0.088%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 213 (18.83%) Oracle
2 211 (18.66%) Microsoft
3 115 (10.17%) SAP
4 38 (3.36%) Retek
5 35 (3.09%) HP
6 26 (2.30%) Red Hat
7 24 (2.12%) EMC
8 23 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.77%) Hyperion
9 20 (1.77%) Telerik
9 20 (1.77%) VMware
10 18 (1.59%) Remedy
11 14 (1.24%) Cognos
12 13 (1.15%) Apple
12 13 (1.15%) Infor
13 12 (1.06%) Citrix
14 11 (0.97%) Jedox
14 11 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
14 11 (0.97%) Sencha
15 10 (0.88%) IBM